When the block-long Main Street Garden opened three years it brought new attention to the neighborhood at the east end of downtown Dallas. The public park’s expansive lawn has hosted numerous festivities and provides an excellent viewpoint for studying the architecture of the area. You don’t have to be an architect to appreciate the classic [...]Continue Reading →
Along Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Blue Line stands a dignified industrial building, one remnant of a rail network that connected communities across North Texas and helped Dallas become a regional leader for business. Nearly 100 years after its construction, the Monroe Shops serve a new purpose still related to the very infrastructure it once supported. [...]Continue Reading →
As mentioned in a previous post, the removal of the Columbia Pictures Building / 1900 Young Street is one component of the project to redevelop and restore neighboring 508 Park Avenue. On Sunday, April 22 the building at the corner of Young and Park Avenue was demolished.
1900 Young wasn’t particularly ornate or [...]Continue Reading →
In April 2011 we visited the Statler Hilton when work was commencing to clean and restore the massive building (read about that visit here). One year later, we were invited back to view the progress and learn about discoveries that have been made.
Over the past twelve months crews for the Continue Reading →
We venture to South Texas today to learn about a preservation project taking place in Corpus Christi. In a downtown area challenged with empty storefronts and crumbling infrastructure, a group of citizens have been busy working to bring the venerable Ritz Theatre — placed by Preservation Texas on the 2012 list of Texas‘ [...]Continue Reading →
The Titche-Goettinger Building celebrated its 82nd birthday with a community history day on September 10, 2011. The goal of the event was to celebrate the history of the building by showcasing the building’s architectural features and storied past to the entire community. Over 75 residents, community leaders, and preservation experts attended the event which was hosted by [...]Continue Reading →
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